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Thursday, December 7th, 2006
10:55 am
knitting get-together
purplecleo and I are meeting at The Garden of Pan on Monday, December 11 at 11 a.m. to do some knitting. We're going to work on some double-pointed needle stuff.

Thought I'd throw it out there in case any other knitters were available and wanted to hang out and join us.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
3:20 pm
As my life gets busier I knit more...
It's been a while since this community's seen some action. :)

Since my school work and internship are getting more intense it's time to knit! I'd love to set something up with all of you to get together to knit. If you're interested comment below with your favorite date out of the three below.
Saturday October 28th at 3:00pm
Friday November 3rd at 3:00pm
Saturday November 11 at 3:00pm

As for location, I would like to suggest Portfolio. They already have a knitting group there on Wednesdays (?) I think so they're used to have us kintters around. I think this would be a good place to have it because it is easily visible as it is on the cross streets of Junipero and 4th street. Is this okay with everyone?

Later times are also okay for me, but I can't stay too late on Fridays as I have a meeting at 7:00 that I go to.

This would be a lot of fun folks! Let's get rollin' with our knittin'!
Monday, July 24th, 2006
6:55 pm
hello all, i'm tracie and i'm new... seems this community's been a bit inactive for a while.. i hope perhaps we can bring this place back to life.
Wednesday, May 24th, 2006
1:25 pm
I met sillyboho yesterday at Garden of Pan and it was nice. She had her child with her so she didn't get as much knitting in as she probably would have liked, but I'd totally be into meeting her and others again. Evenings would probably work best for me in the future.

Anyone else? Someone who can show me how to mattress stitch my currently flat object into a round one? :)

Current Mood: awake
2:43 am
New here.
Hi, all! I just found this community through the CSULB community. I am new to knitting and only know the basic knit stitch. I also crochet and do needlepoint. Anyway, glad I found this community and am looking forward to reading more here.
Monday, May 22nd, 2006
10:41 pm
so i was thinking i'd go to the knitting circle tomorrow...afterall it is a tuesday and i seem to be free...

but i came here to check the meeting time and I'm unhappy to see that it's not happening anymore. Doh! Must have missed the memo.

So, that in mind, I'm probably going anyway. I'll be at Garden of Pan at 11 AM or so (i'm nearly always perpetually late :) ). I'll be the one knitting the pink lace wristers. Still.

If anyone wants to go, it would be cool to have company. But as this is late notice and the organizer seems to not be able to make that time, i understand if i don't see anyone.

Mkay, let me know when the new time is. Evenings sound good to me, as I may be starting a new job in downtown LB soon which will require me to be in a 3rd story office for most of the day...

Current Mood: blah
Monday, May 15th, 2006
11:08 pm
[meetup] Information?
Any idea when the next knitting meet-up will be?
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
11:47 am
just wanted to post a little note
thank you woe_sis (and t.) for coming today and helping me with my sock. my brain hurts. this whole "pick up stitches" is confusing. i think i'm going to have to ship in someone who has done the pattern before to hold my hand. :P

hopefully we can find a good time to do it again.

ps: thank you for lettine me pick your brain. i can't talk about the whole pregnancy thing with anyone in rl without being considered nuts. only online! so that was nice as well.
Sunday, April 30th, 2006
7:13 pm
this is what i want to do for my step mother in law for xmas or so.

so i'm starting this tonight for my son. he is currently obsessed with snails. i'm doing the striaght one first. he insists.

what is everyone working on? i think a knit along could be fun!

this is the last tuesday morning i can go to knit (hubby got a new job). i'll have to switch my day/time. could anyone who is interested in doing a s&b meeting leave a comment with the day and time they are available?
Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
1:04 pm
today was fun, there were two of us, woo!

i am up to the part on my sock i need to turn the heel. does anyone here know how to do that? i can meet any time, i'm very flexible! help!
Monday, April 24th, 2006
7:21 pm
is tomorrow on? i'm bringing friends.
Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
4:33 pm
meet today
well, i was there at eleven, and i stayed til about one-thirty. i got 3 inches of sock and over a foot and a half of scarf done. yay me. also had a sammich.

should i try again next tuesday? did pick a bad time?
Friday, April 14th, 2006
4:42 pm
Thursday, April 13th, 2006
8:42 pm
stash swap - edited with a pic
i have some stash yarn left over from knitting hats (wool blend, various colors) i spent abotu 6$ a skein xmas before last. i made thirteen hothead hats from s&b. i HATE my leftovers. i want to be rid of them, but i can't throw them away. does anyone have any stash yarn they'd like to swap?

i also have a skein of 100% wool lopi (the whole skien, just wound in a ball) i bought to make this in a nice rich olive green that i'd like to trade.

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i really need some 100% cotton yarns, or baby yarns. ends and leftovers are fine, because i'm doing hats and booties. anything like sugar and cream would be AWESOME.
Tuesday, April 11th, 2006
7:57 pm
Long Beach Yarn Stores
In an effort to obtain just the yarn I was looking for I have gone on adventures in Long Beach searching for yarn. This is what I have found. What are some of your experiences? Do you have a favorite store or online place to shop?

Alamitos Bay Yarn Co.: I did not have a good experience here. They are pricey and snooty as well. I am the kind of knitter who is looking for quality in yarn texture as well as color, but that doesn't mean the yarn has to be sparkly, glittery, or some special novelty. Unfortunetly that's almost the only thing they have here. It was fun to go here to see what kinds of new fibers they're making these days. However, it wasn't a place for me to go to buy yarn because it wasn't the kind I was looking for and their prices are too high for my small knitting budget.

Liscat: This is a tiny little store off of 2nd street on Naples Island on the strip mall in between Rite Aid and a Laundry Mat. I've had a better experience with the ambiance here, although some of the patrons have a holier than thou rich person attitude. They have novelty yarns here as well, but they also have some really nice fibers at decent prices. I've used a fingering weight alpaca yarn from this store with excellent results for a medium price. They also do knitting classes here.

Banana Berry: This is an even tiner store on Willow in between Orange and California. It is linked to a chilren's boutique and the yarn store is adjacent. They are friendly here which was really nice. Their selection is really small, but they have a nice mix of novelty and regular yarns at great prices.

Michaels at the Town Center: I've found this Michaels to have a larger selection of yarn than the one in the Lakewood Center Mall. Lots of your regular yarns but also due to the increase of knitters they have an entire section of novelty yarns now which is really great.

My favorite place to get yarn though is through eBay. You simply can't beat the prices! I'm really one that would much prefer to see the yarn and feel its texture before buying it, but the prices on eBay are simply irresistable!

If anyone wants directions to any of the places above from a certain location just let me know. :)
5:32 pm
um, creation! meeting time, and a LYS review
so i created this because it seemed like a good idea.

i think i'm going to set an "official" tuesday morning meet for this coming tues april 18 @ 11am at garden of pan coffeshop (on broadway and alamitos).

if anyone has any ideas for things to add to the user info let me know. also, i want to do reviews of local yarn shops and maybe make a list.

the only yarn shop i've been to was the alamitos bay yarn company. it was nice, but very expensive, and i felt too young to shop there. the ladies who ran the store were, nice, but in a strained weird way. it cost me $28 for dpn's and SOCK YARN for ONE PAIR OF SOCKS. this was my first yarn shopping expierience in ca, so i haeve no idea if the prices were actually as high as i think.

knitting is great, and i love how busy it all. lots of posted FO's!
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